Chilled Buttermilk Soup with Tomato and Basil

When summer’s heat arrives, it’s hard to to think of preparing, much as less eating, hot food. We want something cool, quick and refreshing.

This soup couldn’t be simpler: just cold buttermilk, a couple of chopped tomatoes and some basil. It can even be made with pesto, if opening a jar sounds easier than snipping a few basil leaves. This is the essence of summer: simple, cooling and quite delicious!

soup buttermilk chilled

serves 2


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Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles

How about we just give you something cool to serve for supper?

There are a few versions of this dish around the web but this one stands out by using peanut butter. It makes the noodles a little sticky, especially when they are really cold.

We also like to keep the vegetables simple: chopped scallions and cucumber sliced into tiny, thin matchsticks (a mandoline helps). You could add carrots or maybe some crunchy radishes, but don’t go crazy. The noodles are the main event here.

noodles cold peanut sesame

serves 4 as a main dish


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